So when the closed beta was announced nothing was said about beta progress, which is understandable being so early. Then the open beta was announced and in the email it was stated that beta progress would not carry over.
But I just downloaded and fired up the game about 20 minutes ago and all my progress and items are there.
Even more, everything I did meant that when I looked at Okri’s Challenges, I had a whole pile of completed challenges with regards to collect.
Not complaining one bit, I’m just hoping this was a unexpected turn around from Fatshark’s previous statement and not a bug or glitch.